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Arden Park Optometry is committed to providing top-quality eye care to Sacramento-area residents. We know how important your vision and your eyes are, and we appreciate your trust in our doctors and staff.

Arden Park Optometry has been established at our current location since May 2018. Prior to this, our practice was called Arden Howe Optometry and was located in the Arden Howe Plaza. Dr. Hinkley became the owner in December 2010, after purchasing the practice from the estate of Dr. Douglas Clarke.

Doctor Biography

Dorothy N. Hinkley, OD, MS

Dr. Hinkley, a native of San Jose, CA, did not choose Optometry as her first career. That may be why she is so passionate about vision and quality eye care now.

After graduating from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, she was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1997. While on active duty, she served in Pensacola, FL, Guam, Ft. Meade, MD, and Alameda, CA, before joining the Navy Reserve in 2004, where she served as the Executive Officer of Navy Information Operations Command, Camp Parks, from 2006 to 2008.

Dr. Hinkley graduated Optometry School from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2009 and completed a subsequent residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, NY, specializing in Primary Care and Vision Rehabilitation, in 2010. She returned to Berkeley as part of the Binocular Vision Clinic faculty from 2010 to 2012 and has served as adjunct faculty to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Optometry school.

Dr. Hinkley transferred from the Navy to the California Air National Guard in 2012, where she continues to serve as the Chief of the Optometry Clinic for the 129th Rescue Wing, based at Moffett Federal Air Field, CA. #thatothersmaylive

In her (limited) free time, Dr. Hinkley enjoys spending time with her husband and children and tap dancing.


Bachelor of Science, Biomedical (Mechanical) Engineering Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Master of Science, Applied Biomedical Engineering Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland

Doctor of Optometry with Research Honors University of California Berkeley, California

Residency, Primary Care Optometry and Vision Rehabilitation Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center Northport, New York

Faculty Appointments

UC Berkeley Binocular Vision Clinic 2010-2012

University of Alabama, Birmingham Adjunct Faculty 2013

Publications and Lectures

Nguyen, D., I. Vedamurthy and C. Schor. Cross coupling between accommodation and convergence is optimized for a broad range of directions and distances of gaze. Vision Research. Vol 48, Issue 7, March 2008, pp. 893‐903.

Lonsky, T.L., D.N. Hinkley and T.V. Petrosyan. Bevacizumab (Avastin) in the Treatment of Neovascular Glaucoma. Poster, American Academy of Optometry Residents Day, Nov 2009.

Neuroplasticity in Amblyopia: Rehabilitation Outside the Critical Period. 1-hour COPE approved lecture presented at Sacramento Valley Optometric Society annual Symposium, March 2012.

Military Awards and Recognition

Meritorious Service Medal, 2013

Joint Service Achievement Medal, 2010

Navy Commendation Medal, 2008

Joint Service Commendation Medal, 2004

Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 2002

National Security Agency Junior Officer of the Year for Analysis and Production, 2001


960 Fulton Ave, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 646-9155

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